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Cheatham County Residents Assess Flood Damage As Water Drops

Posted at 3:44 PM, Sep 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-04 19:42:32-04

The water has receded in Cheatham County, but clear waters also revealed the extent of damage suffered by several home owners on Chapmansboro Road.

When Charles King's dock was hit by another dock and pontoon boat that had broke from the shoreline of Sycamore Creek, he feared the worst.

"I think there was a possibility of it being like 2010 again. Another flood where it comes in the house, a lot of damage and no flood insurance," King said.

He watched the water levels rise through the night Thursday following heavy rains from tropical depression Harvey.

"[The] water got really high," He said. "It got all the way up to the concrete here and the water was flowing out. The current was worse than I've ever seen it."

The boat and dock that were jarred loose came from just up stream of King's dock. The rogue vessel hit several docks before slamming into the Chapmansboro Bridge. Video captured of the moment showed the power of the current crumple the top of the dock on the bridge and suck the vessel under it, only to continue downstream.

According to the owner's son, that dock eventually came to rest on an embankment of the Cumberland River where the Harpeth intersects.

"It's pretty devastating," said Kind. He has feared costs to replace or repair the dock could be $30,000 to $40,000. He's having his insurance come look at it on Tuesday.